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IPEN

A Toxics-Free Future

2006 Milestones

  • IPEN begins participating on the Expert Committee to further develop the Stockholm Convention’s Standardized Toolkit for Identification and Quantification of Dioxin and Furan Releases (the “Toolkit”) by attending its first meeting in Geneva, Switzerland.
  • The International POPs Elimination Project (IPEP) is completed. This 2-year, USD$2million project included 291 project activities in 65 countries as well as the creation of eight IPEN Regional Hubs.
  • IPEN invests specific effort into IPEN Regional Hubs and Regional Action Plan development, in an effort to assess needs in follow-up to IPEP work.
  • IPEN convenes a global meeting prior to the First International Conference on Chemicals Management (ICCM) in Dubai, UAE.
  • SAICM is adopted by consensus, defining a 2020 goal and actions for a toxics-free future.
  • IPEN defines and adopts its broader chemical safety mission in the IPEN Dubai Declaration for a Toxics-Free Future.
  • IPEN convenes a global meeting prior to the Fifth Intergovernmental Forum on Chemical Safety in Budapest, Hungary.
  • Prof. Jamidu Katima, PhD (Tanzania) and Dr. Mariann Lloyd-Smith (Australia) are elected to serve as IPEN Co-Chairs. 

 IPEN group photo Hungary 2006

Some IPENers at the conference center where the SAICM meeting took place, Dubai, 2006